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Stuart Wilson

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  1. Looking at the sprues for the re-tooled X-wing. Does it look as though the undercarriage option is still available or is it in-flight only? The reason I ask is that I have the Last Jedi X-Wing currently on it's way to me from Japan and I want to display it alongside the green one from the new movie. I normally make my X and Y wings on the ground just like I do with aircraft but if the new kits are in-flight only I'll make the one I've ordered in-flight too so they can be displayed together. Anyway, I hope they sell enough to make the new Y-Wing. Always had a soft spot for that design. Stuart
  2. Thanks for all the replies, It's a great help as I don't know nearly enough about Buccaneers, Haven't built one since I did the Matchbox kit around 1977 Stuart
  3. I'm really enjoying the new Airfix Buccaneer and I was wondering if an early RAF aircraft can be made from the kit? I think that the bulged bomb bay was installed later in the 70s and xtradecals have a sheet that includes early RAF schemes. I would like to know if any changes need to be made to the kit to build an RAF plane from the Early 70s? Thanks for any advice Stuart
  4. Well it's the Buccaneer that's got me exited and is very welcome. I'm intrigued by the B-17G re-release with new markings. I hope that this includes the early tail turret which would allow an olive drab/neutral gray scheme provided they chose one of the 220 Douglas built aircraft with the staggered waist windows (as per the kit) that were built before the switch to natural metal. Still, a 1/72 Buccaneer! time to buy some more EDSG. Stuart
  5. Probably not for me but I hope they sell tons of them and make a lot of money. Should prove popular across the pond too, Stuart
  6. Very nice, why can't they make cars that look like that now. Only ones that work all the time and don't rust like the originals.
  7. I learnt to drive in a Cortina Mk4! I might buy that. My dad's 1.3 litre. 0-60.....eventually. With a good wind behind you. Mind you I wouldn't mind building the Mk3 he had earlier. 2.0 Ghia in Yellow with a Black vinyl roof. I'll get one when I win the lottery. Hoping for a 1/72 Vulcan. Don't think I'd buy anything else too big. Unless they did a 1/72 Boeing P-8. But I doubt that'll see the light of day until the RAF get some. Stuart
  8. The F-35 isn't scheduled to get Meteor until 2024 and the Tranche 1 Typhoons won't get it at all so they will need AMRAAM until the 2030s, especially as they're to concentrate on the air defence role (freeing up the Trance 2 & 3 for air to ground ops). Stuart
  9. I doubt we'll see a BIII as the fuselage halves are only set up for the two gun tail turret and most IIIs had the four gun one which had a shallower fairing underneath. The engines and horizontal tails are on a separate sprue so I believe a variant with a different engine is planned but I think a BII is more likely as the merlins will give more of a different look. The triangular windows were used on the Mk VIII and also on the Mk Ic when used by coastal command (check photos of 311 sqn) so perhaps a maritime version is in the offing too. Just my thoughts Stuart
  10. Perfect. Thanks for the help. Lovely photos too. Stuart
  11. Hi, a couple of quick questions here. I'm building the Airfix AEW2 and wondering about the flaps. What photos I can find seem to show the flaps up when the aircraft is at rest, is this correct? to be honest I'd rather build it flaps up and I'd rather this was the case. Also bomb doors? were they closed when at rest or open like the Lanc? I haven't decided whether I prefer them open or closed. Photos seem to show both. Thanks in advance for any replies. Stuart
  12. Hi. I've just finished the new Airfix FG.1 and fuelled up by all things Phantomy I was wondering if the F-4J(uk) can be built from the Academy kit or are there things missing? I'm aware the aircraft were essentially F-4S but lacking the slats on the wing but I'm not sure how the F-4S differed from the F-4J. Thanks in advance for any advice. Stuart
  13. I believe that the larger tailplanes were a requirement for the 4 bladed prop. Others may know more though. Stuart
  14. Hi, I remember reading that Humbrol were going to discontinue production of their RLM paints that were only released a few years ago as well as other colours including 167 Barley grey. Is this true or was it just a rumour. The paints seem to be in stock on the website and at Hannants. Thanks in advance for any info Stuart
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